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New Electrical Standard Focus of American Society of Safety Engineers' Upcoming Webinar
Des Plaines, IL (April 25, 2007) — How the new U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Federal Standard for Electrical Installation will impact the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession and the practice of the profession in regard to electrical safety will be the focus of the American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) OSHA Electrical Safety: New Federal Standard for Electrical Installation technical conference call via webinar on June 6, 2007 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST.
The 90-minute call will cover an overview of the standard; a description of the new standard; its potential impact; its implementation; how it will be enforced; as well as a 30-minute question and answer session addressing the standard.
The changes to OSHA’s general industry electrical installation standard will focus on safety in the design and installation of electric equipment in the workplace. The updated standard includes a new alternative method for classifying and installing equipment in Class I hazardous locations; new requirements for ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs); and new provisions on writing for carnivals and similar installations.
David Wallis of OSHA will give a presentation addressing the new federal standard, which becomes effective on August 13, 2007. Wallis is the director of the Office of Engineering Safety and has been with OSHA for over 30 years. He is a well regarded SH&E professional and has significant experience with both safety engineering and the creation/implementation of public policy.
The “live” conference call features many tools including an interactive question and answer component; interactive polling for real-time feedback; and document downloads. A link to a post-session assessment will be e-mailed to all registered participants following the live conference event.
To register, go to or contact the ASSE Customer Service Department at 847-699-2929. For more information about the webinar, contact ASSE's Michelle Miller at
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at
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